Bachelor, Tulane University, 1948. Master of Fine Arts, Yale, 1951.
Lighting director Columbia Broadcasting System-television, New York City, 1951-1962. Head lighting department Educational Broadcasting Company, 1962-1963. Lighting director Videotape Center, 1963-1968.
President, lighting consultant Academy Lighting Consultant, East New York City, 1968-1970. President, founder, lighting consultant Lyteman Incorporated, New York York City, from 1970. Director Martha Stuart Communications Inc., Institute Graduate School Education Fairfield University, 1969, American Theatre Wing, 1956-1957.
Lecturer New School Social Research, New York City. Lighting consultant to (Nixon) White House and Republican National Committee, 1972-1973, to Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign, 1976.
Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1945, United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Member Society Lighting Directors (charter), International Association of Lighting Designers, Illuminating Engineering Society.
Married Jean Alexander-Williams, November 10, 1951 (deceased September 1978). Children: Jill Alexander Manning Stockman, Patricia Larue, James Williams. Married Kathryn Eleanore Reimers, December 12, 1987.
Children: Ryan Edwin Farrell, Nicholas Farrell.